I feel fine on the Kösseine

The Kösseinhaus is a great rustic hut located on the Kösseine peak in the Fichtelbebirge Nature Park. It can only be reached on foot from numerous parking lots within the park or further afield on long distance hiking routes. The closest lots involve hiking 2-3 kilometers on fair but uphill paths. There has been a weatherproof hut in this place since 1805 but the current structure was built in 1898 and totally renovated for its 100th anniversary. The hut is surprisingly large and while rustic, quite cozy. Full warm meals are served every day, year round. Since the closure of the Ratsstuben in Wunsiedel, this is probably the best place to sample the local Hönicka Bräu beers on tap. It’s certainly the most scenic!

A blind man walks into a Franconian village with three breweries & can’t find a beer

Burgunstadt is a charming hilltop village with some lovely half-timbered houses. Günther-Bräu is the lone brewery remaining of the once four. Easily reached by train but hard to find their beer on tap. Try Royal.

Kronach: The Kaiser, The Duck & the Pächter Fäctor

While small Franconian breweries are having a tough time, often closing, even regional player are feeling the pinch. Many continue to brew but their brewery taps are closing at an alarming rate. Finding tenants isn't easy. Finding customers is getting even harder.

Why Beerwanderers? A memorable unique experience.

Beerwanderers is a full service provider of guided hiking experiences which bring the traveler to off the beaten path breweries often not visited by walking on paths rather than riding in a tour bus. Looking for something different to make your vacation a memorable one? Beerwanderers Beer Hike Food Experiences are the days you won't forget.

five different colored beers in logo glasses

The 2nd Annual Looking for Mr. Good Beers & Breweries Top 5 Awards 2023

Check out the Top 5 Beer experiences of 2023 and make plans to enjoy your beer dreams in 2024!

A military assault on Rothenburg ob der Tauber

Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a walled medieval wonder located on the Romantic Road in the Franconian part of Bavaria. It's also a great place to sample local beers and hike out to the legendary brewery gem in Spielbach.

On the need to be understood & not get hit by a passing truck en route to the Forstquell Brauerei

The Forest-Quell Brauerei is part of the Oettinger Group but it is used for experimental beers and training in addition to retaining the feel of a small family owned brewpub. The homey Inn and lovely Biergarten are much beloved by locals for their excellent food and beer. The hike from Wassertrüdingen to the brewery is quite scenic and the beer is worth the walk!

The 1st Annual Looking for Mr. Good Beers & Breweries Top 5 Awards

Check out the Top 5 Beer experiences of 2022 and make plans to enjoy your beer dreams in 2023!

Time in a Seidla: Pferdsfeld

Brauerei Leicht in Pferdsfeld closed at the end of 2022 due to the owners wanting to retire and having found no one to take it over.

I pity the fool that ain’t been to Dinkelsbühl

Dinkelsbühl is a walled medieval wonder located on the Romantic Road in the Franconian part of Bavaria. It's also a great place to sample local beers with three breweries producing a large range of beers.